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Exercise #505

Exercise #505: Craft
Posted  2/1/13

Today, let’s review something basic - point of view.

Each point of view (POV) has strengths and weaknesses, and we seem to quickly find we have a favorite.

I found a very good article on POV here:

For this exercise, write up the following scene in two different points of view.

A waitress takes the meal order at a table in a restaurant.

You may switch between the characters, if you like, but I think you’ll get more out of the exercise if you do not. I’d recommend sticking with the waitress or one of her customers. I leave it up to you to determine how many people - and who they are - are ordering.

When you’ve written your scenes, you may choose to share anything you’ve learned in a short summary.

Critiquers, along with the usual grammar, spelling, etc, review, consider these questions:
     * Was this piece helpful to you as a writer?
     * Why or why not?

 Word limit: 450 each POV piece, 200 for the summary
Please use the subject line
       SUB: Exercise #505/yourname

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